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The history of medicine in film

The Moving Image and Sound Collection (MISC) is part of the Wellcome Library, one of the greatest specialist collections on the history of medicine and the medical humanities. The Library houses over 2.5 million items of extraordinary range and diversity, including books, films, archives, manuscripts and artworks from around the world.

This selection of over 200 digitised videos from MISC covers all aspects of 20th century healthcare and medicine. Some of the earliest footage is from Gebel (or Jebel) Moya in the Sudan 1912-13 and shows scenes of everyday life, archaeological digging, communal sports and recreation. Later decades are represented by films featuring innovative medical and surgical techniques, drug treatments, and public health concerns.

The videos are freely available under non-commercial Creative Commons licences.

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Medical sciences 96
Eye 36
Surgery 34
Medicine -- History 30
Anesthesia 29
Tropical Medicine 27
Cell Biology 25
Medical 25
Orthopedics 25
Surgeons. 22
Physiology 21
Fibroblasts 20
Ophthalmology 20
Ophthalmologic Surgical Procedures 18
Travel 18
Embryonic Structures 17
Public Health 17
Respiratory systems 17
Cardiology 16
Embryonic development 16
First Aid 16
Fractures 16
Optometry 16
Voyages around the world 16
Hospitals 15
Anesthesia -- history 14
Human physiology 14
Medicine. 14
Rehabilitation 14
Cineradiography -- history 13
Doctors. 13
Injections 13
Medical equipment 13
Medical treatment 13
Medical. 13
Wounds and Injuries 13
Pediatrics 12
Tropical diseases 12
Anatomy 11
Birth 10
Cineradiography 10
Imperial Chemical Industries, ltd Pharmaceuticals Division 10
Medical students. 10
Obstetrics 10
X-Rays 10
Fractures -- history 9
Health care personnel. 9
Medical students 9
Medicine 9
Parturition 9
Pharmacology 9
Veterinary medicine 9
Doctors 8
Eyesight 8
Fractures -- rehabilitation 8
Microscopy 8
Spine 8
Tropical medicine 8
Tuberculosis 8
Blood Circulation 7
Communicable Diseases 7
Malaria 7
Respiratory System 7
Thoracoplasty 7
Animals 6
Bacteria 6
Blood 6
Cardiovascular systems 6
Dentistry 6
Embryonic Development 6
General Surgery 6
History of Medicine 6
Hospitals -- history 6
Maternal Behavior 6
Orthopedic Procedures 6
Pregnancy 6
Surgeons 6
Trypanosomiasis, African 6
Accidents, Occupational 5
Bandages 5
Cardiology -- history 5
Casts, Surgical 5
Culicidae 5
Heart 5
Hematology 5
Hygiene 5
Maternal and child health 5
Medical Sciences 5
Microbiology 5
Neoplasms 5
Neurology 5
Pest control 5
Pregnant women. 5
Public health 5
Tsetse Flies 5
limb damage 5
Ambulances 4
Ataxia 4
Autopsy -- in animals 4
Blood Circulation -- history 4
Collapse Therapy 4
Deficiency Diseases 4
Dermatology 4
Elbow 4
Electric Stimulation 4
Eyelids 4
Fallopian Tubes 4
Foot 4
Gait 4
Hand 4
Harvey, William, 1578-1657 4
Human biology 4
Infant, Newborn 4
Infection Control 4
Knee 4
Manipulation, Orthopedic 4
Oral Health 4
Parasites 4
Prostheses and Implants 4
Skin Transplantation 4
Surgeons. Ophthalmologists. 4
Surgical Procedures, Minor 4
Veterinary Medicine 4
World War, 1939-1945 4
Anesthesia, Inhalation 3
Anesthesia, Inhalation -- history 3
Arteries 3
Biomedical Research 3
Biomedical Research -- history 3
Brain 3
China 3
Contraception 3
Embryology 3
Ergot Alkaloids 3
Family Planning Services 3
Family Practice 3
Femoral Fractures 3
Gastroenterology 3
Glaucoma 3
Health Services 3
Health care personnel 3
History of medicine 3
Hospitals, Voluntary -- history 3
Houseflies 3
Infectious diseases 3
Insecticides 3
Insects 3
Intestines 3
Intubation, Intratracheal 3
Mastoid 3
Medical Research 3
Mothers 3
Muscles 3
Naval Medicine 3
Naval Medicine -- history 3
Neurology -- surgery 3
Orthopedics -- surgery 3
Pest Control 3
Physical Therapy Modalities 3
Physiology -- history 3
Rabbits 3
Radiography 3
Resuscitation 3
Rickets 3
Safety 3
Stomach 3
Sulfonamides 3
Tonsillectomy 3
UK 3
Unknown. 3
Uterus 3
Veins 3
Accidents 2
Agriculture 2
Allergy 2
Anesthesia -- adverse effects 2
Anesthesia, Spinal 2
Anesthesia, Spinal -- history 2
Animal Diseases 2
Ankle 2
Anura 2
Appendicitis 2
Appendix 2
Bacteriology 2
Blood Donors 2
Blood Group Antigens 2
Blood Grouping and Crossmatching 2
Blood Transfusion 2
Breast Feeding 2
Bronchoscopes 2
Cardiac Output 2
Cataract Extraction 2
Cervical Vertebrae 2
Cesarean Section 2
Child, Hospitalized 2
Colles' Fracture 2
Colloids 2
Colon -- surgery 2
Colorectal Surgery 2
Conjunctivitis 2
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eye 29,710
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This film shows various cases of mothers who have difficulty breast feeding their babies. Solutions to the problems are demonstrated, for instance a case of inverted nipples can be treated successfully with massage and the use of a breast pump. An inadequate milk supply can be supplemented with formula. 'Flabby breasts' can be successfully treated with massage, supplementary feeding and exercise. 2 segments.
Topics: Anatomy, Breast Feeding, Maternal Behavior, Mothers, Maternal and child health, Anatomy, Breast...
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eye 22,548
favorite 5
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This film in two parts shows the mechanism of an artifical respirator (an iron lung) a female patient is shown being placed in the machine and then cared for by nurses (she is fed, groomed and given an enema). The second part starts with instructions as to what to do if there are electrical or mechanical faults in the machinery. 3 segments.
Topics: Ventilators, Mechanical -- history, Respiration, Artificial, Medical equipment, Respiratory...
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eye 20,061
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Shows how a typical labour should be managed, including abdominal and vaginal examination, the second stage of labour, the patient prepared for delivery, the control of the foetal head, examination of the umbilical cord, use of the mucus cather, ligation of the cord, expulsion of the placenta and an examination for vaginal and perineal lacerations. 1 segment.
Topics: Obstetrics, Parturition, Labor, Obstetric, Medical sciences, Birth, Obstetrics, Parturition, Labor,...
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eye 5,796
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The film illustrates the mechanisms of labour in childbirth by means of a model pelvis and foetal skull, viewed from in front and from below. 1 segment.
Topics: Obstetrics, Parturition, Birth, Obstetrics, Parturition, Obstetricians.
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eye 5,540
favorite 9
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Outline of the course of blood-flow in man and in chick. Pulmonary circulation in man systematic circulation capillary circulation lymph circulation. 3 segments.
Topics: Physiology, Blood Circulation, Human physiology, Physiology, Blood Circulation, Medical students.
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eye 5,409
favorite 6
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Shows the symptomatology of shell-shock in 18 British other rankers and its treatment by two leading R.A.M.C. neurologists in two British military hospitals towards the end of the First World War. Captions tell us the men's names, rank, medical condition, details of their symptoms and how long it took to complete the cure, which in one case was in two and a half hours. Clinical features shown include a variety of ataxic and hysterical gaits hysterical paralyses, contractures and anaesthesias...
Topics: World War, 1914-1918, Hospitals, Military, Combat Disorders -- rehabilitation, World war, Armed...
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eye 4,545
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An overview of the anatomy and workings of the digestive system is given. Intestinal tract, mouth and oesphaegus, salivary glands, action of saliva, swallowing. Stomach structure, action of gastric juice, cineradiography of stomach. Pancreas. Liver. Gall bladder. Small intestine. Large gut. 3 segments.
Topics: Gastroenterology, Digestion, Digestive System, Saliva, Stomach, Intestine, Small, Intestine, Large,...
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eye 4,052
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Requirements of an ideal analgesic and the use of nitrous oxide and trichlorethlene in childbirth. A pregnant woman is shown on a hospital bed and the voice-over sets the tone for this medical information film, explaining that there are four key factors in seeking analgesia in childbirth. The mother remains conscious and co-operative, there are good uterine contractions, the method is safe for mother and baby and respiration in the baby is not repressed. Reminding the viewer of the happy...
Topics: Parturition, Obstetrics, Analgesia, Obstetrical, Anesthesia, Obstetrical, Birth, Maternal and child...
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eye 3,488
favorite 1
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A highly technical film for the anaesthetist, showing the apparatus designed to deliver continuous flow of nitrous oxide and oxygen. Ether is shown being added to the mixture of gases in various quantities. Diagrams are used throughout with short sequences of anaesthetised patients in between. The film is structured in parts, as follows Preparation of Apparatus (showing correct flow meters), Induction, Introduction of Oxygen, then Ether, Maintenance. 6 segments.
Topics: Imperial Chemical Industries, ltd Pharmaceuticals Division, Anesthesia, Anesthesia -- history,...
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eye 3,362
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A completely revised and updated version of the 1957 film of the same title. The two earlier versions of this film (1928 and 1957) were both based on Robert Willis' 1847 translation of Harvey's De Motu Cordis for the Sydenham Society. This version is based directly on Harvey's original text, and corrects a number of minor errors and omissions in the earlier versions, as well as incorporating much new historical research. At the University of Padua, Harvey was taught the anatomy of Galen and...
Topics: Harvey, William, 1578-1657, Blood Circulation -- history, Physiology -- history, Cardiology --...
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eye 3,219
favorite 3
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Shows surgery to treat acute appendicitis including the use of the McBurney incision. Advice is given on the treatment of advanced cases and their complications. 4 segments.
Topics: Appendix, Appendicitis, Appendectomy, Surgery, Medical sciences, Appendix, Appendicitis,...
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eye 3,177
favorite 1
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A technical film (part of a series) apparently aimed at the inexperienced anaesthetist. The four stages of anaesthesia are demonstrated when the anaesthetist uses the open drop ether method. Good practice is shown. This contrasts with the pitfalls of ether anaesthesia: a comedy of errors about what you shouldn't do. Part one of two. 4 segments
Topics: Imperial Chemical Industries, ltd Pharmaceuticals Division, Anesthesia, Anesthesia -- history,...
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eye 3,120
favorite 4
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A technical film (the first part of a series) apparently aimed at the inexperienced anaesthetist. Most of the film looks at the theory of the stages of anaesthesia using Guedel's chart. This is laboriously annotated with animations to illustrate every reflex present in anaesthesia using the inhalation method. There are four stages of anaesthesia the third stage is when surgery can commence (this is in turn subdivided into planes). The fourth stage is respiratory failure and potentially death....
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Topics: Imperial Chemical Industries, ltd Pharmaceuticals Division, Anesthesia, Anesthesia -- history,...
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eye 2,829
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A step by step account and full surgical demonstration of the abdomino-perineal technique pioneered by W. E. Miles. The intertitles provide very technical and detailed explanations of the steps of the procedure that results in a cancerous tumour being removed. 6 segments.
Topics: Rectal Neoplasms, Colorectal Surgery, Rectum, Surgery, Medical sciences, Rectal Neoplasms,...
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eye 2,568
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A superficial introduction to the concept of bacteria. Making culture media innoculating a culture incubation how bacteria multiply microscopy staining. 2 segments.
Topics: Bacteria, Bacteriology, Bacteria -- growth & development, Bacteria, Microorganisms, Bacteria,...
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eye 2,515
favorite 5
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A review of the surface of the developing bird, with shots of the blood system under the microscope. Diagrams explain the development of the chick embryo. Techniques of dissection and observation are shown. We see the appearance of the bird at 1.5, 2.5, 3, 5, 6, and 8 days 1 day before hatching. The formation of membranes is also shown. 3 segments.
Topics: Embryology, Birds -- embryology, Embryos, Medical sciences, Embryology, Birds -- embryology,...
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eye 2,402
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An estimated 200 million people and many more domestic animals throughout the tropical and sub-tropical world suffer from the parasitic disease schistosomiasis (also known as bilharzia), while more than 400 million others are at risk of infection. With the aid of cinemicrography, electron micrographs and graphics, this video gives a highly detailed account of each stage in the life-cycle of 'Schistosoma mansoni', one of the five principal species of schistosome and shows how certain...
Topics: Schistosomicides, Schistosoma mansoni, Schistosomiasis -- prevention & control, Tropical...
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eye 2,211
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Using stylised diagrams throughout, some of them animated, the physiology of the skin is described in an elementary way. Various integuments epidermis growth replacement. Dermis structure. Nails. Touch cells. Sweat glands. Hair follicle. Care of skin. How a blister forms. 3 segments.
Topics: Dermatology, Skin, Hair Follicle, Sweat Glands, Epidermis, Touch, Nails, Blister, Medical sciences,...
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eye 2,179
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This historically interesting film depicts ante-natal and post-natal care in the 1930s before the inception of the National Health Service in 1948. Infant and maternal mortality was a concern - this film shows how Queen Charlotte's hospital tackled the problems. Scenes are dramatised of an emergency birth at home as well as scenes within the hospital depicting training and babycare. 4 segments.
Topics: Postnatal Care, Hospitals, Maternity, Parturition, Hospitals, Pregnancy, Birth, Postnatal Care,...
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The life of the housefly is described, and its importance in the spread of disease, especially typhoid and dysentry. Control measures applicable to refuse sites, food processing factories and hospitals are discussed. 2 segments.
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Topics: Disease Outbreaks, Houseflies, Pest Control, Insects, Pest control, Pests, Insects, Disease...
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eye 1,973
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A demonstration by M. Leon Coutier, archaeologist and former President of the Societe Prehistorique Francaise, of his technique for making replicas of Palaeolithic tools and weapons, including hand-axes, scrapers, gravers and flint arrowheads. Filmed at the former Institute of Archaeology, Regent's Park, London in June 1947. An important archeological record. 2 segments.
Topics: Medicine -- History, Archaeology -- history, Medical Science, Medicine -- History, Archaeology --...
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eye 1,964
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This film is about how accidents in the workplace might occur. In the form of a semi-dramatic reconstruction, narrated by Maurice Denham, we see how a factory worker, Stan Berry, becomes the victim of a serious accident while at work. We arrive at the scene of the accident, an industrial work place with stacks of oil drums at the same time as the ambulance. The following sequences explore how the accident happened and who is to blame. The conclusion is that it is the human factor the...
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Topics: Accidents, Occupational, Health education, Medical sciences, Safety education, Occupational safety,...
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eye 1,891
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This film shows the second stage of labour, and opens with the head of the first child advancing and gradually distending the perineum. The first child presents in the left occipito anterior position. The second child presents and is delivered in the third vortex position. The placenta is delivered. 3 segments.
Topics: Obstetrics, Twins, Monozygotic, Labor, Obstetric, Parturition, Birth, Medical sciences, Obstetrics,...
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eye 1,891
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An instructional film looking at all aspects of breast feeding. Antenatal welfare and preparation is advised - the importance of good diet (sample meals are shown by a midwife) and the clinical examination of the breasts are encouraged. Postnatal management begins in hospital with the establishment of lactation during the 'Lying In' period the importance of hygiene around the nipple is encouraged. Shots then include the mother and baby at home - we see the preparation of the cot, nappy...
Topics: Breast Feeding, Maternal Behavior, Mothers, Maternal and child health, Breast Feeding, Maternal...
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eye 1,864
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General considerations. Examples of mammalian skeletal variations. Naked eye structure of bone. Chemical constitution of bone. Growth and repair of bone. Rickets. Joints. 3 segments.
Topics: Skeleton, Anatomy, Bone and Bones, Rickets, Joints, Human physiology, Skeleton, Anatomy, Bone and...
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eye 1,847
favorite 0
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A two-part film made for mothers-to-be, looking at the correct way to bathe a baby. This first part shows, among other things, the importance of avoiding draughts, which equipment is needed, how to change a soiled nappy, the correct temperature of bath water and how to wash the face and head. 2 segments.
Topics: Infant, Newborn, Maternal Behavior, Early childhood, Infant, Newborn, Maternal Behavior, Pregnant...
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eye 1,818
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Shows a variety of acrobatic movements to demonstrate the action of muscles, vertebral column, hip and shoulder joints in living subjects. Four female acrobats perform a variety of movements while interspersed radiograms show the spine in various positions. 5 segments.
Topics: Anatomy, Muscles, Human physiology, Anatomy, Muscles, Health care personnel.
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eye 1,802
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Referred to as a 'spoken film' in the opening credits, this is an animated film which looks quite dramatically at the origins of human civilisation, the development of city living and the possibility of over-population in the future leading to the collapse of civilsed life. Narration is provided by Ian Richardson, Nancy Marchand, Earle Hyman, Carlos Montalban and Maya Chadda. 3 segments.
Topics: Family Planning Services, Contraception, Medical Sciences, Public health, Family Planning Services,...
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eye 1,709
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This film acts as a demonstration of the action of muscles, vertebral column, hip and shoulder joints in living subject. 3 segments
Topics: Anatomy, Muscles, Medical sciences, Anatomy, Muscles, Medical
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eye 1,670
favorite 2
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A technical film (part of a series) apparently aimed at the inexperienced anaesthetist. The four stages of anaesthesia are demonstrated when the anaesthetist uses the open drop ether method. Good practice is shown. This contrasts with the pitfalls of ether anaesthesia a comedy of errors about what you shouldn't do. Part two of two. 2 segments
Topics: Imperial Chemical Industries, ltd Pharmaceuticals Division, Anesthesia, Anesthesia -- history,...
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eye 1,642
favorite 1
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The application of bronchoscopy to studies of the anatomy of the bronchi. The anatomy of the lungs is discussed in great detail, with the aid of 3D models. 5 segments.
Topics: Respiratory System, Anatomy, Bronchoscopy, Bronchi, Lung, Bronchoscopes, Respiratory systems,...
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eye 1,615
favorite 6
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This film illustrates the scope and value of this form of x-ray examination, especially in case records. The film comprises of a series of x-ray sequences showing movement of the fingers and thumbs, wrists, elbows, shoulders, knees, ankles and feet. 2 segments.
Topics: Medicine -- History, Radiography, Cineradiography -- history, Medical Science, Medical equipment,...
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eye 1,604
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This film looks at the medical physics of streamlined and turbulent blood flow in a glass model, and with the help of dye injected into the tributary veins shows streamlined blood flow in the rabbit vena cava and portal venous system. Also discusses in some depth Reynolds' formula for the conditions determining the switch from one type of flow to another. 2 segments.
Topics: Cardiovascular Physiological Phenomena, Regional Blood Flow, Rabbits, Hemodynamics -- in animals,...
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eye 1,595
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Life cycle of Aedes Aegypti. Microphotography of eggs. Larva, pupa and then adult mosquito emerging. Female and male breeding. 3 segments.
Topics: Tropical Medicine, Culicidae, Insects, Tropical diseases, Tropical Medicine, Culicidae, Medical...
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eye 1,591
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The twenty-two species of blood-feeding tsetse fly are found only in tropical Africa - all can carry the trypanosome parasite that causes African sleeping sickness (African Trypanosomiasis) in man and Nagana in cattle and other domesticated animals.This film gives a detailed account of the life-cycle of the tsetse fly, with special reference to Glossina morsitans. The fly does not lay eggs but gives birth to one living larva at a time, which burrows into the earth and pupates. When the pupa...
Topics: Tsetse Flies -- growth & development, Trypanosomiasis, African, Medical sciences, Tsetse Flies...
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eye 1,579
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This black and white, silent film, attempts to show the difference between conditioned and unconditioned responses in animals and humans. It begins by enacting Pavlov's experiments on a dog's salivary mechanism. Gradually we are shown how the unconditioned production of saliva at the sight or smell of food can be conditioned to appear at the sight of a flashing light. We also examine a newborn baby's reflexes of sucking and grabbing and see how they become conditioned as it grows older. Simple...
Topics: Pavlov, Ivan Petrovich, 1849-1936, Conditioning (Psychology), Instinct, Salivary Glands, Behaviour,...
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eye 1,437
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An amusing US-army sponsored instructional film (one of a series) aimed at military personnel. The film provides information about how easily malaria can be contracted without taking precautions it shows Snafu making a catalogue of errors such as not using repellent. At first the mosquito is thwarted in his endeavour to sting Snafu, then at the end the mosquito tells his son what he did in the war - Snafu's scalp is on the wall. Mel Blanc who also voiced Bugs Bunny provided the characterisation...
Topics: Malaria, Military Hygiene -- education, Military Hygiene -- history, Medical sciences, Malaria,...
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eye 1,421
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This film depicts a standard caesarean section operation, with intertitles explaining the various stages. 3 segments.
Topics: Obstetric Surgical Procedures, Cesarean Section, Birth, Surgery, Obstetric Surgical Procedures,...
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eye 1,341
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This film shows how clinical observation and instrumental analysis of the wave forms characteristic of abnormal venous pulsation can assist in the differential diagnosis of cardiac abnormalities. A brief historical survey of Sir James Mackenzie's classic work on the venous pulse is followed by a short demonstration of the instrumental techniques used in the analysis of the wave form of the venous pulsation in the neck. The mechanism and production of each of the component waves are described,...
Topics: Tricuspid Valve Insufficiency, Pulmonary Valve Stenosis, Mitral Valve Stenosis, Cardiology, Central...
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eye 1,338
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This extremely enjoyable film, which contains excellent footage of late 1960's home life, attitudes to food and meal times, addresses obesity in children. A female GP narrates the story of three children who are overweight for their age stressing that although there may be some inherited causes of their obesity, it is mostly due to over-feeding on the part of the parents, what the GP calls a cruel kindness. 3 segments.
Topics: Obesity, Pediatrics, Obesity, Pediatrics, Obesity, Pediatrics, Medical
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A comprehensive survey of the natural, medical and social history, commercial production and obstetric use of ergot and its derivative ergometrine. Includes a detailed description of the life-cycle of the fungus, live action footage of the use of ergometrine in the Department of Obstetrics, University College Hospital to expidate delivery in childbirth and Professor Chassar Moir's own account of the discovery of ergometrine in 1935. 4 segments
Topics: Medicine -- History, Obstetrics, Ergonovine -- pharmacology, Medical sciences, UK, Maternal and...
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A technical film (part of a series) apparently aimed at the inexperienced anaesthetist. Intubation is shown either orally or nasally depending on where on the body the operation is to be performed. With the aid of intertitles each section outlines the apparatus required as well as the appropriate preparation and care of the tubing used. Patients are shown being prepared for anaesthesia. Maintenance of anaesthesia with a variety of scenarios is shown, then finally, extubation. Endotrachael...
Topics: Imperial Chemical Industries, ltd Pharmaceuticals Division, Anesthesia, Anesthesia -- history,...
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A technical film (part of a series) apparently aimed at the inexperienced anaesthetist. Emergency situations together with appropriate equipment are demonstrated. Training staff in resuscitation methods is encouraged. Sylvester's method is recommended, although chest massage and mouth-to-mouth are also shown. Emergencies covered are a female patient who has stopped breathing she is intubated orally and artificial respiration is performed a male patient in cardiac arrest. 3 segments
Topics: Imperial Chemical Industries, ltd Pharmaceuticals Division, Anesthesia, Anesthesia -- history,...
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A case demonstration showing loss of equilibrium at an early stage and somnolence at a later stage due to encephalitis lethargica, also known as 'sleepy sickness' or 'sleeping sickness'. 1 segment.
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Topics: Neurology, Encephalitis, Neurology, Neurology, Encephalitis, Neurologists. Doctors.
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This film shows the repair of an indirect inguinal hernia. It was intended to show the essential steps in the operation and not the details of technique. 2 segments.
Topics: Hernia, Hernia, Inguinal -- surgery, General Surgery, Surgery, Hernia, Hernia, Inguinal -- surgery,...
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A technical film (part of a series) apparently aimed at the inexperienced anaesthetist. The opening sequence with scrolling text explains why barbiturates are the preferred agent for intravenous anaesthesia as they are quickly absorbed into the blood stream. Three barbiturates are referred to and it is the third, Pentothal, which is demonstrated in this film. Case studies which illustrate good practice in the application of intraventous anaesthesia and the monitoring of patients as well as...
Topics: Imperial Chemical Industries, ltd Pharmaceuticals Division, Anesthesia, Anesthesia -- history,...
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Abbreviated version of the 1971-72 film of the same title but preserving almost all the historical and experimental physiological content of the longer version. Described by Dr. W.F. Bynum (WIHM) as ...one of the best films ever produced on the history of medicine...highly recommended . 5 segments.
Topics: Harvey, William, 1578-1657, Blood Circulation -- history, Physiology -- history, Human physiology,...
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A technical film about the development of the malaria parasite through human and mosquito phases. Colour stills from Ancient China showing the historical understanding of the disease. Animated drawings in colour describing the progress of the disease. Identification of fever is described. Leishman and Giemsa stained parasites are shown as well as the characteristics of the four species causing human malaria. A convenient summary of the life cycle is provided at the end. ICI.
Topics: Communicable Diseases, Tropical Medicine, Malaria
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Illustrates divisions into blood groups and classification of groups serum testing for group taking of blood from donor giving of blood to patient - a case of haemophilia. 2 segments.
Topics: Blood Transfusion, Blood, Blood Group Antigens, Blood Donors, Human biology, Blood Transfusion,...
This short film begins with the diagnosis of two children - one with a harmless heart defect and one with an atrial septal secundum defect. Slow-motion animation with synchronized heart sounds and phono-cardiogram are used to demonstrate the significance of the split-second sound in the differential diagnosis of atrial septum secundum. Surgery is performed on the child with the more serious defect. 5 segments.
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Topics: Heart Septal Defects, Atrial, Heart Defects, Congenital, Heart Murmurs, Cardiology, Pediatrics,...
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This film demonstrates the many mechanical methods available for artificial respiration with paralysis available to patients in the 1940s . 6 segments.
Topics: Respiration, Artificial, Ventilators, Mechanical, Ventilators, Mechanical -- history, Medical...
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This film addresses overpopulation in the Philipines and seeks to motivate public health and other government workers to re-inforce the benefits of reducing family sizes. Throughout there are scenes of impoverished urban life with the stress made on the pressure of finite resources whether health, education or quality of life. Finally, President Marcos outlines the challenge ahead which would involve tackling the Catholic church's explicit lack of support for contraception as well as the desire...
Topics: Family Planning Services, Contraception, Philippines, Medical Sciences, Public health, Philippines,...
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Part of a series apparently aimed at the inexperienced anaesthetist. This title (part one of two) focuses on incorrect and correct procedure around the patient in the induction and maintenance of anaesthesia. Through a series of dramatised scenes, a female patient is shown being incorrectly cared for and then the same scenario is repeated with a male patient but demonstrating good practice. Then there are five key points to consider for the well-being of the patient in the operating theatre.
Topics: Imperial Chemical Industries, ltd Pharmaceuticals Division, Anesthesia, Anesthesia -- history,...
This film shows in microscopic footage the gradual deterioration of treponema pallidum, the organism that causes syphilis. 2 segments.
Topics: Microbiology, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Treponema pallidum, Syphilis, Venereal diseases,...
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An elementary but comprehensive survey of some of the clinical aspects of blood. 2 segments.
Topics: Hematology, Blood, Erythrocytes, Leukocytes, Plasma, Blood Platelets, Medical sciences, Hematology,...
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Part of a series apparently aimed at the inexperienced anaesthetist. This title (part two of two) continues with incorrect and correct procedure around the patient. This part focuses on the patient's return from surgery. (2 segments)
Topics: Imperial Chemical Industries, ltd Pharmaceuticals Division, Anesthesia, Anesthesia -- history,...
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A technical film (part of a series) apparently aimed at the inexperienced anaesthetist. This video explains the principles of the carbon dioxide absorption technique and demonstrates the two methods in use: single-phase absorption and closed-circuit or two-phase absorption. Firstly the principle of absorption is illustrated using diagrams. Next the equipment is shown being prepared a canister is shown. An anaesthetist is shown preparing a patient nitrous oxide and ether are discharged into the...
Topics: Imperial Chemical Industries, ltd Pharmaceuticals Division, Anesthesia, Closed-Circuit -- History,...
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Ante- and post-natal exercises demonstrated by an instructor and then by a class of mothers-to-be. 3 segments.
Topics: Obstetrics, Parturition, Postnatal Care, Birth, Pregnancy, Obstetrics, Parturition, Postnatal Care,...
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Normal intestinal movements of a rabbit and a cat are shown in this film. 4 segments.
Topics: Gastroenterology, Intestines, Animals, Physiology, Digestive systems, Physiology, Gastroenterology,...
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This is a clinical film showing experiments on an anaesthetised male subject in order to test the 'righting behaviour' of five different life jackets / buoyancy aids (including a German model) in a swimming pool. The experiments took place during WWII. The models are preceeded with intertitles with the relevant model details: RAF Mae West, USAAF Life Waistcoat, BOT Victory Lifebelt, Morner Life Bag, German kapok life waistcoat with chin support. 2 segments.
Topics: Medicine, Military, Anesthesia, Human Experimentation, Accidents, Warfare, Medicine, Military,...
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After briefly outlining the work of William Withering (1741-1799) and Sir James Mackenzie (1853-1925) on the use of digitalis in the treatment of heart disease, the film describes the chemical composition and medicinal properties of the crystalline glycosides found in the leaves of the common foxglove (Digitalis purpurea), and shows how digoxin is extracted from the leaves of the white Danubian foxglove (Digitalis Lanata). The pharmacological action of digoxin is demonstrated on isolated rabbit...
Topics: Medicine -- History, Heart Diseases -- drug therapy, UK, Medical sciences, Medicine -- History,...
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Intravenous injection given with patient recumbent. Demonstration of type of syringe used - equipment on trolley and examination of ampoule of Stabilarsan and injection of patient. 2 segments.
Topics: Injections, Arsphenamine, Medical sciences, Injections, Arsphenamine, Nurses. Medical students.
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Gives simple diagrams of pathology of tuberculosis bacilli and shows school health examination, tuberlin testing, preparation of tuberculin, x-ray and treatment of suspected case. 3 segments.
Topics: Respiratory System, Communicable Diseases, Tuberculosis, X-Rays, Medical sciences, Respiratory...
This is a demonstration film showing the method of artificial respiration in cases of drowning. This method is demonstrated on a number of different subjects both male and female. 1 segment.
Topics: Respiration, Artificial -- history, Rescue Work, Rescue Work -- history, Medical Services,...
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Shows diagrams of heart and sinus-node mechanism, excitation-wave pathway, interpretation of electrocardiagraph. 2 segments.
Topics: Cardiology, Heart, Electric Stimulation, Heart, Cardiology, Heart, Electric Stimulation, Health...
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Dramatisation of the work of a general practitioner and his relationship with one family of patients. Includes a sequence where the doctor offers a female patient a cigarette in his surgery whilst they discuss divorce. The film illustrates some of the pressures a family doctor would be under at the time, and highlights that every patient is an individual. The elder GP speaks with some irony about the pressures on his time but his empathy and willingness to help patients reaps dividends in his...
Topics: Family Practice, Medical profession, Family Practice, Medical. Health care personnel.
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This film illustrates the movement and agglutination of typhoid (2 mins 30 secs) and then cholera bacilli (2 mins 30 secs). Probably one of the earliest surviving film records of bacteriological research. Some of the footage could be from the Bombay Plague Laboratory (now the Haffkine Institute). A 35mm negative on nitrate film was donated to the Wellcome Library by the Research Defence Society, although the original provenance of the film and its use are unknown. 1 segment.
Topics: Bacteriology, Research, Typhoid Fever, Cholera, Bacteria, Bacteria, Bacteriology, Bacteriology,...
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A detailed cinematographic record of the classic laboratory technique for dissecting a mosquito to detect malaria parasites. The film describes the oocyst and sporozoite phases of the life-cycle of the malaria parasite within the mosquito before demonstrating how the mosquito's salivary glands are pressed out and prepared for examination so that sporozoites can be identified, and the way in which the stomach is removed and the oocysts are detected. 2 segments.
Topics: Malaria, Tropical Medicine, Dissection, Tropical diseases, Malaria, Malaria, Tropical Medicine,...
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Shows the effect of wearing ill-fitting shoes and correct care of the feet. 2 segments.
Topics: Foot, Public Health, Podiatry, Foot Bones, Health policy, Human physiology, Foot, Public Health,...
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A propaganda film to encourage care of eyesight. The structure of the eye is shown though models and diagrams and an outline of eye defects and their correction is given. 1 segment.
Topics: Eye, Ophthalmology, Myopia, Hyperopia, Medical sciences, Ophthalmology, Eyesight, Eye,...
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Describes in detail the steps in reduction and fixation of closed fracture of the tibia and fibula. 2 segments.
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Topics: Orthopedics, Leg Bones, Leg Injuries -- therapy, Medical sciences, Orthopedics, Leg Bones, Leg...
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A film showing the outstanding features of the campaign against diphtheria - includes diagrams detailing how the condition affects the body and footage of children with the disease being treated in hospital. 3 segments.
Topics: Diphtheria, Communicable Diseases, Pediatrics, Pediatrics, Medical sciences, Diphtheria,...
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A film showing the mastectomy of a breast to treat breast cancer. Introduction, incision, lymphatic drainage, skin undercut pectoral muscles divided at insertion axilla dissected axillary structures demonstrated specimen amputated wound closed and dressed macroscopic appearance of specimen. 3 segments.
Topics: Neoplasms, General Surgery, Breast Neoplasms -- surgery, Lymph Nodes -- surgery, Cancer, Surgery,...
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A lavish historical dramatisation of some of the key figures and events involved in the discovery of the cause of African sleeping sickness around the turn of the century, as seen through the eyes of Sir Patrick Manson (1844-1922), founder of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and Dr. Louis Sambon (1865-1931). The film includes material from both 'The Gambian Case' and 'Entebbe Encounter' and was awarded a silver medal at the New York International Film and TV Festival in 1990....
Topics: Tropical Medicine, Trypanosomiasis, African, Gambia, Tropical diseases, Parasites, Medical...
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A film narrated by a fictional mother and doctor about toxaemia in pregnancy. The doctor explains the symptoms and methods of care, and the types of women who are susceptible to toxaemia, including women who smoke 'too much'. Dietary advice is also given. 2 segments.
Topics: Pre-Eclampsia, Pregnancy, Mothers, Pregnancy, Maternal and child health, Mothers, Pre-Eclampsia,...